univstats
Undergraduate
(in-state)
$19,593
($3,106)
Graduate
(in-state)
$21,730
($11,279)
Books & Supplies $1,723
On-Campus Living Costs $16,689
Off-Campus Living Costs $18,881

Average Costs of Attendance at California Colleges

For academic year 2019-2020, the average costs of attendance (COA) is $38,005 when a student lives on campus and $40,197 when living off campus (based on out-of-state rates). The average undergraduate tuition & fees is $3,106 for California residents and $19,593 for others. The average graduate school tuition & fees is $11,279 for California residents and $21,730 for out of state students. The living costs besides the tuition & fees are reported as $16,689 when a student lives on campus and $18,881 when living off campus in average.
2019-2020 Average Cost of Attendance
California Colleges
Living On CampusLiving Off Campus
Total$21,517 (In-State)
$38,005 (Out-of-State)
$23,710 (In-State)
$40,197 (Out-of-State)
Tuition & Fees$3,106 (In-State)
$19,593 (Out-of-State)
$3,106 (In-State)
$19,593 (Out-of-State)
Books & Supplies$1,723$1,723
Living Costs$16,689$18,881
[Chart] Average Costs of Attendance - California Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2019-2020, the average undergraduate tuition & fees of California colleges and universities is $3,106 for in-state students and $19,593 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition rates are increased by 0.73% compared to the previous year.
2019-2020 Average Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
California Colleges and Universities
2017201820192020
In-State$2,996$3,081 $3,100$3,106
Out-Of-State$18,671$19,033 $19,451$19,593
[Chart] Undergraduate Tuition & Fees - California Colleges

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2019-2020, the average graduate tuition & fees of California colleges and universities is $11,279 for in-state students and $21,730 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition rates are increased by 0.32% compared to the previous year.
2019-2020 Average Graduate Tuition & Fees
California Colleges and Universities
2017201820192020
In-State$10,633$11,121 $11,212$11,279
Out-Of-State$21,611$21,782 $21,661$21,730
[Chart] Graduate Tuition & Fees - California Colleges

Books & Supplies Costs

For academic year 2019-2020, the average books & supplies costs of California colleges and universities is $1,723. The books & supplies costs are increased by 2.88% compared to the previous year.
2019-2020 Average Books & Supplies Costs
California Colleges and Universities
2017201820192020
Books & Supplies$1,646$1,640 $1,674$1,723
[Chart] Books & Supplies Costs - California Colleges

Average Living Costs

For academic year 2019-2020, the average living costs of California colleges and universities is $16,689 when a student lives on campus and $18,881 when living off campus. It includes the costs of room, board, and other expenses. The on-campus living costs are increased by 4.29% compared to the previous year. The off-campus living costs are increased by 8.50% compared to the previous year.
2019-2020 Average Living Costs
California Colleges and Universities
2017201820192020
On-Campus$15,292$15,739 $16,002$16,689
Off-Campus$16,311$16,814 $17,403$18,881
[Chart] Living Costs - California Colleges